Springerville

Arizona

418 E Main Street, Springerville, AZ 85938

Water

WATER WASTEWATER

WATER

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The water and sewer crews provide hookup/installation to the town's water and wastewater system, as well as maintenance on backups. Residents wishing to activate service to an existing facility must contact Public Works, complete the necessary application, and provide payment for the turn-on. A deposit of $75 for commercial properties, and $50 for residential properties is required before service can be activated. Usually, the town can activate an existing building the same day that the request for service is received, depending on current workloads.

A bare property requires a water meter and sewer connection, which takes about two weeks to complete. This includes marking the utility, scheduling the meter installation, and hooking up to the Town's sewer main.

The wastewater treatment plant handles 350,000 gallons per day, with expansion plans to handle over 870,00 gallons per day.

The Town of Springerville potable water system is currently operated with two pressure zones. The West Zone consists of three (3) domestic underground wells, one (1) storage reservoir site and a distribution network. The East Zone consists of five (5) domestic underground wells, a storage reservoir site, a booster station and a distribution network.  The West Zone consists of approximately 266 residential and 55 commercial water service connections. The East Zone consists of approximately 375 residential and 32 commercial water service connections.

The seven domestic wells are shown on the enclosed Water System Map, which is located in the back of the manual in the appendix. The two reservoir storage sites are also shown on the map. The map includes locations of water mains and the location of blow-offs in the distribution system.  The system consists of 2”, 4”, 6”, 8” and 10” lines.

Water Production and Well Storage Statistics
The production of each well site is as follows:

Name of WellCapacityZone
TANK WELL50 GPMEAST
WWTO WEKK35 GPMEAST
WILKINS WELL62 GPMEAST
HAYSTACK WELL30 GPMEAST
MEADOW WELL160 GPMEAST
RIVER WELL109 GPMWEST
VOIGT WELL90 GPMWEST
FOREST SERVICE WELL90 GPMWEST

The domestic water storage available at each well storage site is as follows:

Name of Storage TankCapacity/td>Zone
CEMETERY HILL1,000,000 GAL.WEST
PUMPING STATION500,000 GAL.EAST

The water that is utilized in the West Zone is pumped primarily from the River Well and stored in the 1,000,000 gallon Cemetery Hill Reservoir.  During the summer, when the water demands are higher, the Voigt Well is used and if necessary, the Forest Service Well will also be put into operation. The River Well is usually operated 24 hours a day, with the other wells operating as necessary. All three wells in the West Zone are in good condition, but the Forest Service Well is used more often as a matter of convenience.

From September 2012 to August 2013, the yearly total for the West Zone was 29,728,825 gallons.  The peak system demand for the West Zone occurred in June 2013 and was 5,436,750 gallons.  The peak system demand for the West Zone is approximately 181,225 gallons per day.  Calculating it back into numbers of users provides the following:

-Residential Water Service Connections: 266
-Average Daily Use per Connection: 425 gallons (per 24-hour period)
-Commercial Water Service Connections: 55
-Average Daily Use per Connection: 816 gallons (per 24-hour period)
-Approximate peak demand in a 24-hour day: 181,225 gallons (per 24-hour period)

The water that is utilized in the East Zone is pumped primarily from the Tank Well and stored in the 500,000 gallon Pumping Station Reservoir.  During the summer, when the water demands are higher, the WWTP Well, Tank Well and the Wilkins Well are utilized.  This zone is also aided by a booster pump.  The Tank Well is usually run 24 hours a day, with the other wells operating as necessary.  All four wells in the East zone are in good condition, but the Haystack Well is used more often as a matter of convenience.

From September 2012 to August 2013, the yearly total for the East Zone was 44,223,475 gallons.  The peak system demand for the East Zone occurred in June 2013 and was 4,850,290 gallons.  The peak system demand for the East Zone is approximately 161,676 gallons per day.  Calculating it back into numbers of users provides the following:

-Residential Water Service Connections: 375
-Average Daily Use per Connection: 484 gallons (per 24-hour period)
-Commercial Water Service Connections: 32
-Average Daily Use per Connection:  780 gallons (per 24-hour period)
-Approximate peak demand in a 24-hour day: 161,676 gallons (per 24-hour period)

Usage estimates based on average water use in the area.  In all situations, reservoirs should be kept as full as possible at all times.

WASTEWATER

The Town of Springerville waste water system consists of 75,272 lf of sewer lines. The system consists of 6”, 8”, 10”, 12” and 15” lines. There are two zones (West & East Side). Each zone is a gravity fed system to a Lift Station pumping the sewage through a forced main to the Waste Water Treatment Plant. The WWTP was built in 1982.

Capacity/UsagePresent
Avg. Daily146,000 per day
Peak Daily211,000 per day
Design Capacity325,000 per day

Sewer
390 Residential
126 Commercial
516 TOTAL